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Dr. Harishankar

Dermatologist, Chennai

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Dr. Harishankar is a renowned Dermatologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Harishankar at BRS Hospital in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Harishankar on Lybrate.com.

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Is there a relationship between diabetes and foot corn? My friend is diabetic and he often gets corn in the foot.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is there a relationship between diabetes and foot corn?  My friend is diabetic and he often gets corn in the foot.
Diabetes reduces blood supply to the lower extremities, in addition due to diabetic neuropathy sensation also is affected. This can lead to a number of problems with feet. One of them could be repeated corns if ill fitting foot wear are worn or pressure points develop on the soles. Therefore he should use properly fitting foot wear, have a strict sugar control and examine the feet daily and seek advise if any problem arises.
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Hi I'm a male wat do men and boys do daily to look or keep their skin fairer and clear glowing skin for their face and body without using any skin product for their skin? Or do men or boys using various type of skin product for their face and body to look or get fairer and glowing skin? please help me or tel me plz.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hi I'm a male wat do men and boys do daily to look or keep their skin fairer and clear glowing skin for their face an...
Dear, follow these important tips to get fair colour of skin * avoid to go in strong sunlight and if you have to go in sunlight then cover your face & exposed parts of body before going in sunlight. * use sunscreen having spf 15 on face especially in summer and spring season. * take vitamin -e rich foods like dry fruits, egg and fish as you like. You can take cord liver oil capsule daily. * take more anti oxidant foods like fruits (apple, grapes, melon) and citrus fruits. * make paste of papaya and apply this paste on face & exposed body parts and leave it for 15 minutes. It brightens the skin and lower melanin content.
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Hello, I get very less facial hair and the hair present has gaps in every corner. Could you please guide me on how can I grow a thick and loaded beard.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello, I get very less facial hair and the hair present has gaps in every corner. Could you please guide me on how ca...
To have a full beard and moustache, make a mixture of argan oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily.
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I have pimple &scars on my face and burn mark can you please tell me right solutions. Every summer my pimple came up on my face its really frustrating so please give me solutions of it. 20-30 thousand I waste on it. But dont give good impact on it.?

BMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Panipat
I have pimple &scars on my face and burn mark can you please tell me right solutions. Every summer my pimple came up ...
Not use any cream use daily health suplement nutricharge daily 1od after breakfast & stop the junk food & use face mask.
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My body is dry skin body and I wanted to know what how to get a body like young ones since I got few comments that my body looks old and face looks young I use body lotion too.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
My body is dry skin body and I wanted to know what how to get a body like young ones since I got few comments that my...
take cows ghee in regular diet,milk & milk products, fresh fruits,dry fruits, proper diet on regular timings, avoid dry foods,fast foods,spicy,preserved foods, avoid late night works,excessive tea,coffee,cold drinks,chilled water
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I am suffering from pimples on my face I have many product tried to remove pimples but am fall. I can' t understand what to do please suggest me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am suffering from pimples on my face I have many product tried to remove pimples but am fall. I can' t understand w...
These are the methods to treat fastly pimples: • Imbalance in hormone level causes excessive sebum production and causes acne. So do not take stress and do exercise daily such as running, jogging and long breathing exercises. • Do YOGASANA daily. Especially do SINHASANA & SARVANGASANA daily. • Use oil free face wash and drink 7 -8 glass of water daily. • Do not touch your pimple because your finger transfer bacteria to it and make it worse. If you touch it then clean your face with water. • Take cucumber and papaya pulp. Mix it well and add 1 tablespoon Turmeric. Make a paste and apply it on face and leave it for 15 minutes. • Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for a couple of minutes. • Take 2 teaspoon of RAKTASHODAK SYRUP of BAIDYANATH company once a day.
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Sir I have hair fall problem from last 3 to 4 month. And I m using dove shampoo. But it does not control my hair fall problem. please advise me for that. Thanks.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Sir I have hair fall problem from last 3 to 4 month. And I m using dove shampoo. But it does not control my hair fall...
If you are experiencing major hair fall, it indicates deficiency of key nutrients in your body. To take care of that, along with a good and balanced diet, take multivitamins and multiminerals to replenish the nutrient deficiency in your body fast and prevent hair loss. You can buy them from any "health food" store. Just ask for the best multivitamin-multimineral tablet available that gets easily absorbed into the adult body. The idea is to ensure proper nutrient supply into your body to resume its proper functioning and stop hair loss.
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I am having 8-10 vitiligo spots at my foot from last 5year, I would like to know the best treatment to cure vitiligo effectively. Regards,

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Dehradun
Consult a dermatologist. If the spots are not increasing in size or if you are not getting any new spots you can go for vitiligo surgery.
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I am 25yr old girl, my lips color turned to dark due to sun exposure, low quality lip color used and obvious tea. So hw can I get back my pink lips again please, suggest me some way as its feel me a lot embarrassment.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 25yr old girl, my lips color turned to dark due to sun exposure, low quality lip color used and obvious tea. So ...
Being a homoeopath,I will suggest you a natural way to glow your lips along with a lip balm. Lemon, Sugar Lip Scrub: In a small bowl, mix in 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and coconut oil. Add in and stir thoroughly 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar, a bit at a time to make thick paste of uniform consistency. If needed, you can add in more sugar. After mixing it well, you can transfer the scrub into a suitable storage container. It can be safely kept in fridge for about one week.Apply a little bit of the scrub to your lips, and scrub it in circular motion. To effectively exfoliate your lips, use a small toothbrush. Rinse your lips with warm water, and apply a LIP balm( BAKSON) on your choice.
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bachelor of science, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Meerut
In order to have healthy volume of hair on your head, the rate of hair loss and replacement should be in tandem. With age, your hair growth cycle shows signs of slowing down and factors like age, disease, and hormonal changes among others affect the pace at which an individual hair follicle moves through the 3 phases of the hair cycle. A disruption in your hair cycle can give rise to loss of hair that’s rapid and unexpected. Hair loss or alopecia can affect both men and women.
So what can cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate?

The reasons behind hair loss could be many, but here are 6 major ones:
1. Lack of protein in your diet
When you exclude protein from your diet, your body starts to conserve the protein that it has by altering the growth cycle of your hair. In such cases, your hair enters into the resting stage, resulting in zero hair growth.
In India, 9 out of 10 people are said to suffer from low amounts of protein in their diet, with 91% vegetarians reporting protein deficiency.

2. Iron deficiency
Iron plays a very important role in the transportation of oxygen to the different organs of the body. Lack of iron in your diet (which is the principle reason behind anaemia) can give rise to several health problems including hair loss. Your body attempts to direct oxygen to important organs so as to support their functioning. As a result, your scalp witnesses a low supply of oxygen, which causes hair loss.


3. Vitamin D-3 deficiency
Deficiency of vitamin D-3 gives rise to a type of hair loss called Telogen Effluvium (TE). This is a temporary hair thinning phenomenon that takes place when the all the hair on your scalp enter the resting phase at the same time, subsequently causing you to shed a large amount of hair later on.

4. Smoking
Smoking can also affect the health of your hair, especially the rate at which it falls and the number of strands lost in a day. A research carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that smoking can cause a rise in a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
An increase in DHT level prevents new hair cells from growing and causes hair follicles to reduce in size with each hair cycle. As a result, the area on your scalp that gets affected by DHT experiences a lack of hair growth.

5. Use of testosterone supplements in gym
Intake of testosterone in the form of supplements and injections to build muscle mass can trigger hair loss in men. This takes place when the testosterone in these supplements gets changed into DHT, thereby affecting your hair loss rate and amount.

6. Past illnesses (dengue, TB and typhoid)
Falling of hair can also be brought on by illnesses such as typhoid, TB and dengue as the hair growth cycle comes to a stop. Hormonal or metabolic stress that is experienced during the course of such diseases may cause hairfall.

What are the treatments available to cure hair loss?

1. Hair transplant
Hair transplant is a minimally invasive surgical technique that transfers hair follicles taken from other parts of your body to the balding area. Known by the name of Follicular Unit Transplantation, this hair loss treatment can help to bring back the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair. Hair follicles are harvested using two procedures- follicular unit extraction and strip harvesting. Procedure can vary from 4-8 hours or more depending on the case.

2. Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) is another treatment alternative that can reverse hair loss. It’s a simple non-surgical procedure that lasts about 60-90 minutes. In this form of hair treatment, the patient’s own blood cells, more specifically blood platelets are injected into the scalp. Usually 8 sittings are required with each sitting being 2 weeks apart for better results.

3. Low Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT)
This form of hair therapy utilises light energy of a specific wavelength and threshold to stimulate cellular activity, thereby promoting hair growth. Various controlled clinical tests have revealed its effectiveness in encouraging hair growth in both the genders.


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He has rashes on both the thies near his pennies. Could you please suggest a medicine.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
He has rashes on both the thies near his pennies. Could you please suggest a medicine.
Take pranacharya allergin capsule twice a day. Take panchnimbadi churna with water twice a day. Take panchtikta ghrit guggul and arogya vardhini vati with warm water. Take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day. Apply marichyadi oil on affected part. Take these medicines in supervision of a good ayurvedic doctor.
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Myself Priyanka age near about 23 years having pimples from last 3 years please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Myself Priyanka age near about 23 years having pimples from last 3 years please help.
Hello,take homoeopathic medicine Berberis Aquifolium Q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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I am having pimples on my face after the pimples go they left some holes on my face .that's look very bad .what should I do? Any cream or something else you can advice to me and also I want to make my skin fair.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am having pimples on my face after the pimples go they left some holes on my face .that's look very bad .what shoul...
Take following homoeo medicines berberus aquifolium q 30 ml sbl or any company 10 drops 3 times per day in water also apply berberis aq oin. Both avaliable in homoeo medical or online. Take full sleep no late night drink planty water eat vegetables fruits wash face with himilaya face wash
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My hair is falling soo quickly I am used many types of shampoos please tell me wright things.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
My hair is falling soo quickly I am used many types of shampoos please tell me wright things.
The hair falls and dandruff occur due to internal functional change and external pollution. Loss of sleep. To much tension, meat diet and improper food. First you follow the above advice and use the following hair oil and shampoo, for 30 days, after that consult for correction of internal imbalance of the body by medicine B&T 7OL, HAIR Oil ARNICA SHAMPOO. B&T akne sor soap If not available locally, BUY ON LINE from Dr. Willmar schabe india.
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I am a 20 year old student and is having dandruff in my scalp from seven years. The dandruff is sticked to my scalp and flakes off and my hair has got thinner. Please help to get rid of dandruff.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 20 year old student and is having dandruff in my scalp from seven years. The dandruff is sticked to my scalp a...
Hello,Dandruff causes hair loss so its necessary to treat dandruff first. Take Thuja 200, 5 drops in the morning, once in a week. Take Arnica Q and Cochleria arom. Q in equal amount, mix with equal amount of coconut oil, and apply this on your scalp, thrice a day. Wash your hair with B&T Anti- Dandruff Shampoo. Home remedies are as follows:- Coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching. Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it. Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes. Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes. Follow this remedy two to three times a week. Revert me after 1 month.
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How can you stop hair fall resulting from chemical treatment? I once took a well hair straightening from an untrained professional, who applied the cream directly on my scalp and I have been suffering from intense hair fall since the very next day. It has been 4 years now but my hair does'nt stop falling. What do you recommend?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How can you stop hair fall resulting from chemical treatment? I once took a well hair straightening from an untrained...
Hi. It's normal to loose up to 100 hair per day, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, use of bore water, or nutritional deficiencies. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and Omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin) , different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, dates, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Cover your head with scarf or cap while stepping outside. Use Rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Medication: Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica Hair conditioner as well after every head wash. Apart from this, take Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month.
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I'm having some white hair upon my head. What do I do to get remedy of it. Any diet that I could eat to let this problem sort out.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I'm having some white hair upon my head. What do I do to get remedy of it.
Any diet that I could eat to let this prob...
*hair fall, dandruff and tendency for gray hair are dependent on several factors. We have good treatment in homoeopathy without causing adverse effects. These medicines are given internally, promote healthy growth of hair and prevent hair fall. To start with take homoeopathic medicine acid phos 30 twice daily and give feedback after 10 days.
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My question is my hair is not black Thats white Some hair is black and all hair is white I will be trying all medicine but no benefit.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My question is my hair is not black Thats white Some hair is black and all hair is white I will be trying all medicin...
Hello,the causes of premature graying hair includes- "A hormonal imbalance, Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism, malnutrition, pernicious anemia, nutritional deficiency, using electric dryers and concentrated hair dyes, as well as genetic disorders, chemotherapy and radiation, are all factors. At times, a few gray hairs can develop in children as young as 8 years and then it is generally progressive with increasing age." *First of all you should correct your diet because what we are eating , that is reflecting on our body, so we should take Foods that are rich in iron and zinc help our body to fight against white hairs. Eat these following foods; like mushrooms, corns, green leafy vegetables, almonds etc. Avoid too much oily foods. Drink adequate water. Our Homoeopathy also helps to reduce and prevent the hair fall. 1. you should take lycopodium 200 , 5 drops once in 15 days, morning empty stomach. 2. Take wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , once a day. 3. Apply jaborandi Hair Oil (SBL) on your hair and scalp thrice in a week. 4. Wash the hair with Montana herbal shampoo(SBL). 5. Take amla powder +Seasame seed powder, 1-1 tsp both with water once daily.
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My skin is dark compared my body so can láser treatment is suitable for fair look and I am a boy age is 24 and it's possible then how many rupees expenses for it.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My skin is dark compared my body so can láser treatment is suitable for fair look and I am a boy age is 24 and it's p...
hello, lybrate user , Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, vitamins,minerals, energy & other important substance, essential to upkeep ,repair & energise the body, hydrating your skin. * Go, for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your cells,tissues and whole body to allow your skin to b fresh,non oily & glowing. * Tk your meal easily digestible,non-oily,non-irritant,simple,on time. * Tk,apples,cheese,carrots,papaya,rajama,soyabeen,spinach,almond,walnuts to enjoy wellness . • Tk homoe medicines: @ Berb.Aqua Q-10 drops,thrice with little water. * ensure sound sleep at least for 7/8 hrs in d night. * Avoid,junk food,caffiene,dust,scorching sun,fried,spicy intake, cookies,pizza & burger. Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further,follow up . Tk,care
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Respected sir, I have a problem of hairfall and white colour hair at an early age. What should I do? Please reply. Thankyou.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Respected sir, I have a problem of hairfall and white colour hair at an early age. What should I do? Please reply.
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For prevention from hair fall and whitening of hairs follow these instructions: • Take proper sleep of 6 - 7 hours. * Do Sarvangasan daily for 5 minutes under the supervision of yoga expert. * Do long breathing pranayams for 10 minutes daily to destress yourself. * Apply the Mahabhringraj hair oil of Baidyanath company 3 times in a week and massage your hair regularly for 10 minutes daily. It increase blood flow towards scalp and enhance hair growth. • You can apply amla powder, Make the paste of amla powder with water and apply it for 15 minutes once in week in afternoon and rinse it. •In a bowl, mix two eggs, honey and some coconut oil. Apply it on your scalp and leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo. Avoid use of excess hair products such as hair colours and try to use mild shampoo. • Add protein containing items in your foods such as take a bowl of cereal daily, and a glass of milk also. For dandruff problem: * Take curd and leave it for one day when it become sour apply it on scalp at day time for 10 minutes once in a week. • Eat healthy fruits and green leafy vegetables daily.
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